Atrazine

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #3

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What do you do when you are called out on your bullshit? When someone asks to see the raw data that your dubious claims are based on? This was one of many problems facing the American biologist and professor of Integrative Biology, Tyrone Hayes, in the early 2000s. At the time, Hayes was a member of a panel of experts conducting studies for a company called Novartis (later Syngenta) on the safety ...

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #3

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What do you do when you are called out on your bullshit? When someone asks to see the raw data that your dubious claims are based on? This was one of many problems facing the American biologist and professor of Integrative Biology, Tyrone Hayes, in the early 2000s. At the time, Hayes was a member of a panel of experts conducting studies for a company called Novartis (later Syngenta) on the safety ...

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #2

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An American biologist and professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes believed he found a link between the reduction of size of the muscle surrounding the vocal cords of tadpoles and the herbicide atrazine. Hayes published his findings in the paper, ‘Hermaphroditic, demasculinized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically ...

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #2

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As I said in my previous blog post, the story of the gay frogs, at its core, is the story of how lazy journalists helped charlatans to become victims so that they can circumvent the scientific method and directly scare the public. It’s a story that started with the publication of research that showed a herbicide negatively affected amphibian development, and ended with sexually explicit and ...

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay?! – #1

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The story of how atrazine became so hated by the general public and demonised by the media is a bizarre and almost unbelievable one. The story started with the publication of research that showed the compound negatively affected amphibian development, and ended with sexually explicit and harassing emails, withheld research, unrepeatable results, conspiracy to shut up scientists by a large ...

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay?! – #1

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Online, I have developed a reputation for defending the defenceless, protecting the disenfranchised corporations that have been abandoned by their very own consumers: the synthetic pesticide producers, the large pharmaceutical companies, and the artificial food additive conglomerates. As you can imagine, this has led a lot of people to believe that I am a shill, because why else would I be ...